Preface

Article excerpt

The Australasian Journal of Engineering Education (AJEE) has had something of a hiatus in recent years, and this is the first issue of our revived online format. This issue showcases the best papers from our annual conference held in Auckland in December last year. The conference was a great success, bringing together engineering educators from Australia, New Zealand and all around the world.

As part of the peer review process for the conference, the reviewers were asked to nominate any papers they consider candidates for the conference's Best Paper Award. These candidates were then subjected to a further review process and invited to be submitted for publication here in the AJEE.

This issue comprises the five candidate papers, including the winner of the Best Paper Award, Sheryl Sorby's paper "Developing 3D spatial skills for engineering students". The papers address a range of issues, considering the educational needs of engineers before, during and after their time at university. The papers each make a valuable contribution that addresses an important need in the engineering education field.

The AJEE will now be published in two issues each year. …

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